GitLab UX Manager

Posted on January 18th, 2019

The User Experience (UX) Manager reports to the UX Director. 


  • Identify improvements for UX design (e.g. look and feel, color, spacing, etc.)
  • Hire a world class team of UX Designers
  • Help UX Designers grow their skills and experience
  • Conducts reviews on Design library and Design system additions
  • Hold regular 1:1's with all members of their team
  • Create a sense of psychological safety on your team
  • Recommend UX technical and process improvements
  • Draft quarterly UX OKRs
  • Give clear, timely, and actionable feedback
  • Improve scheduling process to balance necessary UX improvements
  • Works with all parts of the organization (e.g. Backend, Frontend, Build, etc.) to improve overall UX
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially experience with executive-level communications
  • Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge


  • A minimum of 3 years directly managing UX designers and researchers
  • Solid visual awareness with understanding of basic design principles like typography, layout, composition, and color theory
  • Proficiency with pre-visualization software (e.g. Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Experience defining the high-level strategy (the why) and creating design deliverables (the how) based on research.
  • Passion for creating visually pleasing and intuitive user experiences.
  • Collaborative team spirit with great communication skills
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.


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